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Originally posted by Unit541
Oh, and for the poster who said take him to the hostpital, pump it, bag it and charge him... they can't. The most severe charge they could lay in that case is public intox. This would be the same as arresting someone for failing a drug test.
Originally posted by jackinthebox
Anyone who knowns me here, knows that I'm not a big fan of the police, but I don't really see this as a case of outright abuse at all. This is a standard technique. It doesn't look like the officer was doing this as a punitive measure or intended to have the suspect pass out. You want a "war on drugs," this is what you get, and a lot worse.
Now if you want to argue that the police shouldn't be bothering with drug arrests, I would agree. But it appears that with the laws as they stand right now, this officer was only doing his job.
so basically your saying the cops training has made him stupid because he doesn't see pot he seed evidence.
Obviously he sure wasn't thinking about what his boss ( any citizen) would think if the film were seen.
When the world is free again, those who tried to use the Nuremberg defense will be held accountable for their actions.
The " I was just following orders" crock will be useless when the masses no longer fear the badge.
cant just say i think that smell is pot and act on it.
If it was me and the cop said i pulled you over because i smell pot, i would have told him a just passed gas he must be mistaken
Think about it, This cop endangered this mans life by choling him. over what, a little bit of pot that is just a ticket at the most. How insane is that.
The officer doesn't see it as the kid trying to swallow a little pot. The officer is trained to prevent a suspect from destroying evidence, to start with. So the cop doesn't see "pot" he only sees "evidence."
Secondly, even when his mind does register "drugs" he still isn't thinking a bit of "harmless" pot. His training kicks in and tells him that the kid might die if he swallows drugs, period. Training trumps common sense once again. We know that swallowing some pot doesn't kill, but that thought never crosses the officer's mind.
Acid does not at all belong on the horror list, no one has ever died from '___', I do think it should be used supervised by some sort of 'trip guide" but real acid is unaddicting, actually has reverse tolerance, you can't do it too often it wont work... and has tremendous mind expanding properties...
Originally posted by rcwj75
Now would I do that move for some moron who swallows weed like this guy did...no. Weed won't kill him. Instead take this moron to the hospital, get a warrant, and watch the docs and nurses pump him dry...and see his sorry little --- whine the whole time. Then when the weed comes up, bag it, tag it, THEN cuff him and send him off to jail.
Originally posted by W3RLIED2
This is really sad.
I understand he was guilty of smoking
First of all, the cop isnt trained to identify drugs by smell.
The dog is.
And if a dog ripped my car apart looking for drugs and didnt find any, than they would have to pay for any damages done.
And from what i read in the op, They are inverstigating it because he was wrong in his actions.
And me telling the cop i just passed gas is not resisting, If he doesnt like that statemenet thats his problem. And if he chooses to harass me over it then thats his choice but he will have to contend with reprecussions of it.
But we are here to discuss this case and if the officer was wrong in his actions. And in my opinion. he was most definetly wrong and should be punished accordingly.